Quotes by Jewish authors
I became a prime minister within four-and-a-half years, the shortest kind of career ever in Israeli political history.
I walk around haredi neighborhoods freely, and I actually receive a lot of positive responses from people.
I have acquired - some would say deservedly - quite a few rivals: former Israeli politicians, some of whom at their height were stars beloved by large parts of the public. But today, they aren't in politics, and when they sit alone in their room, they say to themselves that Barak is the one who showed them out the door.
I would never agree to an exclusive Muslim sovereignty over areas that are religiously important to Jews and Christians.
Political leaders can help change the psychological climate which affects the quality of relationships among people.
I do not believe the efforts of the international community to stop Iran's nuclear program will bear fruit.
Terrorist groups and their extremist state sponsors cannot be fought with kid gloves and flowery words of persuasion. As the U.S. has displayed in Afghanistan and in Iraq, only a vigilant and determined campaign of confrontation can deter and obstruct them.
From the end of 2006 until the end of 2008 I think I met with Abu Mazen more often than any Israeli leader has ever met any Arab leader. I met him more than 35 times. They were intense, serious negotiations.
Israel always has to be in a position to defend itself against any adversary and against any threat of any kind.
Before I became prime minister, as mayor of Jerusalem, I became world-renowned because of my fight for the unity of Jerusalem.
Palestinians want Israel to return back into boundaries, the width of which is 12 km., that can be cut into pieces within minutes.
Israel has said many times - and I also said this to German television in an interview - that we will not be the first country that introduces nuclear weapons to the Middle East.
Israel is much more effective when the Israelis are convinced that we are on the moral high ground: that we are acting not just out of might, but also out of right.
But time is yet another of God's creations, and as such, it has a life of its own.
I've been mayor of the city of Jerusalem, which is perhaps, in some ways, more complex and more difficult than a ministerial position.
Let's set things straight... there are 300 million people living in countries within the Nile basin in horrific economic and security conditions. The $500 that they earn in Israel every month is an annual salary in their countries of origin.
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